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Zoe Beiner ’18

Nov. 16, 2017—Zoe Beiner’s interest in a career that would involve writing led her to consider law school. A native of Atlanta, Beiner spent a year living in Israel and then majored in history at the University of Florida. “I really love writing, but I had no interest in being an author or a teacher,” she said....

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Jessica Wilson ’18

Nov. 3, 2017—Jessica Wilson spent high school and college as a student athlete, combining a grueling track-and-field training schedule with the rigors of a college prep and Ivy League education. Before earning her degree in government at Cornell, she took a gap year to train for the Canadian Olympic trials. After graduation, she spent nearly three years...

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Nat Robinson ’18 (MBA’07)

Sep. 26, 2017—Founder, Leaf

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Samantha Sergent ’19

Apr. 5, 2017—Sam Sergent realized she wanted to pursue a career in international law after studying and interning in Dublin, Ireland, and Auckland, New Zealand. In Dublin, she had the opportunity to work on fitness-to-practice cases for the Irish Medical Council and Nursing Board, and to witness Irish legal proceedings. In New Zealand, she had a unique...

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Wesley Dozier ’19 (BA’16)

Mar. 29, 2017—Wesley Dozier realized he wanted to pursue in a career in social justice law while taking an undergraduate philosophy class focusing on mass incarceration. “I had never been explicitly interested in the justice system until I took this class,” he admitted. “I realized there was more the criminal justice system could and should do to...

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Lynn Stopher ‘18

Feb. 1, 2017—Lynn Stopher hadn’t planned on a career in law. “My dad is an attorney, my uncle’s an attorney—I never planned to be a lawyer,” she admitted. Intent on a career as a teacher and education policymaker, Stopher moved to Colombia to teach English after earning her undergraduate degree in history and bioethics at the University...

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Pratik Ghosh ’17

Dec. 21, 2016—While Pratik Ghosh studies for the Illinois bar examination during summer 2017, he will also work as a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow with the Roger Baldwin Foundation of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Pratik had joined Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago as a litigation associate but he first devoted 300 hours to...

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Rachel Johnson ’18

Oct. 31, 2016—After earning her undergraduate degree in German and history at Amherst, Rachel Johnson spent almost five years studying and working in Berlin, Germany, starting with a prestigious International Parliamentary Scholarship, which allowed her to study government policy as an intern with Germany’s Green Party. Johnson, who is fluent in Spanish and German, also explored the...

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Darrius Woods ’17

Sep. 28, 2016—Dean's Scholar

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Carly Myers ’17

Sep. 28, 2016—Conventions Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review

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Susanna Rychlak ’17

Jul. 8, 2016—Susanna Rychlak grew up with the law. Her father, Ron Rychlak ‘83, is a law professor at the University of Mississippi, which Susanna attended for undergraduate as a Croft Institute Scholar. During undergrad she also worked at a law firm in Oxford, gaining exposure to litigation and real estate practice. But she wasn’t certain she...

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Sebastian Pepin LL.M. ’16

Jun. 9, 2016—Having studied law in both the United Kingdom, and in France, Sebastien Pepin was already on course for a career in international law when he joined Vanderbilt’s LL.M. program. Born in the U.K., Pepin studied in both England and France, his father’s native country, from Haute Savoie, while growing up. His bicultural background was one...

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Ben Raker ’17

May. 12, 2016—When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death made headlines in January 2016, Ben Raker wrote a column for the Vanderbilt Hustler, the university’s student newspaper, offering a law student’s perspective on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “Scalia’s opinions were often colorful and easy to read,” he said. “During your first year of...

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Alana Seixas ’18 receives Garrison Social Justice Scholarship

Apr. 7, 2016—Seixas will receive scholarship and stipend support during her second and third years of law school to support her preparation for a career in social justice advocacy.

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Michael Moore ’17

Mar. 21, 2016—As a student athlete who consistently made the Dean’s list at Xavier University while playing Division I baseball, Michael Moore found himself well-prepared for the rigors of the law school workload. “Baseball is a year-round sport. At Xavier, if I wasn’t in class, I was working out, practicing or playing games,” he said. “In law...

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Steve Nuyts ’15

Nov. 23, 2015—Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Brussels, Belgium

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Mariana Briceno ’15

Nov. 6, 2015—After earning her J.D. at the Central University of Venezuela in 2011, Mariana Briceno joined Baker & McKenzie’s Caracas office, where she worked as a junior associate in the firm’s mergers and acquisition group. Briceno had interned at Baker & McKenzie and at Citibank during law school, and she liked her work supporting local and...

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Ricky Hernandez ’17

Nov. 5, 2015—“Coming to Nashville was a turning point for me. I liked the town, the school and the people I met here."

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Jorge Saucedo LL.M. ’15

Oct. 29, 2015—“Being a foreign lawyer first and then a law student in the U.S., I felt like I lived the complete American law school experience.”

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Kyle Lyons-Burke ’17

Jul. 16, 2015—“Everyone here is insanely nice. Vanderbilt is a close, connected and special place.”

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Lawrence Crane-Moscowitz ’16

May. 5, 2015—After Larry Crane-Moscowitz earned his degree in economics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, he accepted a job as an analyst with Goldman Sachs, assigned to a team that managed the firm’s liquidity and collateral around the globe. “We managed the firm’s funding on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “I thought I would work...

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Caroline Cecot ’14

Apr. 29, 2015—J.D./Ph.D. in Law & Economics

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Monique Hannam ’15

Apr. 28, 2015—Winner, 2015 Nagareda Prize for best scholarly paper focusing on litigation

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Vidhi Sanghavi Joshi ’15

Oct. 10, 2014—Garrison Public Interest Fellow, Southern Center for Human Rights; Justice-Moore Family Public Interest Scholar

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Stan Onyeador JD/MBA ’17

May. 23, 2014—Summer 2016, Cravath Swaine & Moore, New York

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